Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for the solution of Kashmir issue as per the resolutions passed by the United Nations. In a statement issued by the foreign office in Islamabad Qureshi criticised use of blatant violence by Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir. Qureshi referred to the ongoing situation in held Jammu and Kashmir territory and said the violence by Indian security forces had resulted in the loss of scores of innocent lives since June. Qureshi's comments came a day after 17 people, including a policeman, were killed and over 70 injured in violence in the occupied territory.